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Old 07-27-2007, 01:56 PM
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Any contractor recommendations for the installation of hardiplank siding?

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Old 07-27-2007, 03:11 PM
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siding installation is siding installation....your concern need only be contractor price and quality
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:55 PM
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get multiple estimates.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:12 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I would investigate having it installed "face nailed" rather than "blind nailed".
The former means there will be visible nailheads, the latter means there won't. Why is this important? I've seen "blind nailed" installations where the lower edge of each board can be lifted away from the wall while pressure
washing the house. When the boards are face nailed, this doesn't happen. So, there's less chance of water getting behind the boards when the house is washed or during a really strong wind rain storm. Cementitious siding is a top-notch product, but in order for it to work it needs to stay flat against the wall. I would ask if the contractor plans on snipping or sawing the material to length. The former causes much less silica dust which is a very dangerous by-product. I would also ask how they plan to install it. Hardie Plank is the brand of choice in this area and the James Hardie company stipulates a specific installation procedure. For more info, go to ww.jameshardie.com/homeowner
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:18 PM
Location: Cary, NC
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I would only add, don't "Ask" how they intend to install it.
See that the contract says it will be installed to manufacturer's current instructions, and if the contractor doesn't have a copy, provide one.

Is this new construction or a renovation?
Is there housewrap, i.e., Tyvek or equivalent on the home?
If not, will it be added?
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Old 07-28-2007, 12:02 PM
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Definately add Tyvek if it is not already there
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:51 AM
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Go here and locate the nearest Hardiplank Dealer. They can recommend someone for you. Liz

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